One of the most important things on a Parent's to-do list is packing their bag for the hospital. They've got all the baby clothes washed and put away and the nursery or sleeping space is set up and now they need to tackle to hospital bag! One of the most common questions I get as a doula is, "What should I take to the hospital?"
Good question! There are so many baby and postpartum items available and sometimes it's hard to know which ones are necessary and which ones can wait until you get home. After 5 deliveries of my own and attending many births as a doula I've created a list of the "must have" items that parents should bring to a birth.
The first must have is food. Most hospitals still don't allow eating during labor but they do allow liquids and you may be really hungry after labor so it's a good idea to pack some snacks.
Food & Supplements
These are the must haves in my book but feel free to comment or e-mail if you have comments or suggestions!